There are only two instances in which it is legal to drive at 200 miles per hour: racing around a certified track and outrunning a 199-mile-per-hour construction horse. Satisfy your need for speed with today’s Groupon to Formula Racing Experience at the Memphis International Raceway. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get a three-lap high-speed ride-along experience (a $99 value).
- For $149, you get a 12-lap Shootout racing experience (a $299 value).<p>
Experiences are currently scheduled for the following dates:
- April 14 and 15, 2012
- October 13 and 14, 2012<p>
Formula Racing Experience engages adrenaline glands with real-life rubber-burning packages, enjoyed on Memphis International Raceway’s oval track. With the high-speed ride-along, guests can hop aboard a race-prepared street car and share three laps’ worth of in-the-action views with a professional driver. Otherwise, the 12-lap Shootout racing experience allows participants to don a fire suit and tear around the 3/4-mile track’s turns, just as a professional racer or ambitious after-hours janitor would. After 45 minutes of classroom instruction familiarizes soon-to-be drivers with the course’s corners, students get to take the wheel for 10 invigorating minutes, leaving their hair mussed, their eyes bulged, and their torsos coated in corporate sponsorships. Drivers may opt to add damage protection that caps financial liability at $1,000 before driving for an extra fee ($60).